2023-2024 Catalog

HIST 310 Colloquium: Human Rights and Modern War

This is an intensive course focused on the ways that the language and practice of human rights have intersected with the practices and justifications of "modern war." Increasing transnational ties by both states and non-state actors have allowed for the globalization both of rights talk and of the tools and techniques of organized violence. The course will focus both on 20th century genocides and on "wars on terror" in the US and Russia. [GM1, GM2, SS, V]